Water Activities

Swimming Areas

St Brice : Approximately 1km from the camp-site the Basin offers natural salt water at St. Brice which includes amenities that allow one to be in a safe environment.

Basin Beaches : Approximately 200m from the camp-site on the edge of the Basin, swimming here offers little to no risks in these shallow waters, suitable for even the youngest of swimmers.

Atlantic Ocean Beaches : Approximately 10km away, the Grand Crohot Beach is easily accessible with the bike path which offers lovely views for those who are lovers of wave watching.


Sailing is a long tradition in the Basin area. Throughout the seasons, organised activities will follow one after another in order to discover the traditional craft of the Arcachon Basin, "pinasses à voile, pinassottes" (traditional fishing vessels) but also fun sports like kyte surf.
You can even learn how to navigate at a school suited for all ages.
Ares Nautic Club  +33 (0)5 56 60 05 37

Boat Excursions

You can navigate around bird island and its huts on stilts until you reach " Banc d'Arguin," "La Dune du Pilat" and surrounding oyster villages...you can hop aboard with an Arcachonnais Union boatman.
UBA - Tel : +33 (0)5 57 72 28 28


Canoe and kayak excursions are also available so you can discover the preserved sites and a little secrets of the Basin.
BECALOU Canoe kayak- Cabane N°29- Port ostréicole – Tel : +33 (0)6 81 77 20 37 - info@becalou.com


At the Grand Crohot Beach, surf schools offer courses fit for the whole family.

L'Andade – Ecole de surf du Bassin
Tel : +33 (0)5 56 60 08 93
Portable : +33 (0)6 32 33 90 49
Email : romaingoubet@orange.fr

Surf Club de la Presqu'Ile
Tel:+33 (0)5 57 70 40 14
Email : contact@surfingcapferret.com